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Tesla Incentives Pay Off Handsomely for Musk

His payout could be worth $770M

(Newser) - Elon Musk doesn't take a salary from Tesla. He doesn't seem to need one. The company has met its financial goals, Mashable reports, which makes Musk eligible for his reward. He can now buy 1.69 million shares at $350.02 apiece. At Thursday's closing price of... More »

Day of SpaceX's Historic Launch Has Arrived

Wednesday could mark the return of human spaceflight to US soil, and a big first

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX will carry out a mission called Demo-2: an attempt to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station. If it succeeds, it will be the first time humans have been carried into orbit by a commercial aerospace company, CNN reports. It also marks a... More »

It's No Longer X Æ A-12 Musk

Elon, Grimes change their baby's name to something slightly more legal

(Newser) - Less than a month old , the son of Grimes and Elon Musk is already the subject of disagreement between his less-than-conventional parents and the state of California, which has now resulted in little X Æ A-12 Musk being renamed, reports CNN . "Did you change the baby name because... More »

What's It Like Having Elon's Old Number? She Can Tell You

25-year-old Lyndsay Tucker was reassigned Musk's former number by AT&T

(Newser) - Anyone trying to give Elon Musk a call shouldn't be surprised if they end up speaking to a 25-year-old Sephora worker instead. Her name is Lyndsay Tucker, and she was by chance given a phone number by AT&T a few years ago that used to belong to none... More »

Grimes' Mom Is Not Happy With Elon Musk

She cries 'BS' after his 'red pill' tweet

(Newser) - Grimes' mother might be able to live with her grandson being named " X Æ A-12" —but her tolerance for some of Elon Musk's other antics appears limited. In a now-deleted tweet, Sandy Garossino slammed the Tesla CEO for telling his Twitter followers to "take the red... More »

Next SpaceX Launch Will Make History

Company is sending up astronauts for the first time

(Newser) - Tesla is the Elon Musk company making all the headlines lately, but his SpaceX will make some pretty big ones of its own later this month. The company confirmed Monday that its next launch will send two astronauts into space for the first time, reports CNBC . The closely watched Demo-2... More »

Matrix Creator Has Message for Elon Musk, Ivanka Trump

'F--- both of you,' was Lilly Wachowski's response to duo's 'red pill' references

(Newser) - You may want to take the blue pill and forget this ever happened. Without any context, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday, "Take the red pill," a reference to The Matrix, the sci-fi film in which people take said red pill if they want to... More »

Musk Lists 5 More Properties for Sale

He's asking a combined $97.5M for the properties, all in California

(Newser) - Elon Musk appears to be keeping with his decision to own no home, with five more properties listed for sale. The Tesla founder is selling a 16,000-square foot mansion on 47 acres in Hillsborough, Calif., for $35 million, per the San Jose Mercury News . Musk purchased the home, featuring... More »

Elon Musk to Ken Jennings: 'Knucklehead'

The pair feud on Twitter over the Tesla factory controversy

(Newser) - It looks like Elon Musk is getting his way over his Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. The CEO reopened his factory Monday in defiance of orders from Alameda County, and the county tweeted Wednesday that the plant can continue its "minimum business operations" this week and ramp up to... More »

Trump Sides With Elon Musk on Reopening

President says Tesla factory in California should be allowed to reopen 'NOW'

(Newser) - President Trump is picking sides in Elon Musk's fight to reopen his Tesla factory . California should let him do so "NOW," the president tweeted Tuesday. "It can be done Fast & Safely!" Musk actually reopened the facility in Fremont Monday, though it's not yet... More »

Musk Reopens Factory 'Against County Rules'

CEO fighting stay-at-home orders offers to be arrested on Tesla production line

(Newser) - For weeks, Elon Musk has been ripping the stay-at-home orders that have kept his auto factory in Fremont, California, shut down during the pandemic. On Monday, the Tesla CEO graduated to open defiance. "Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules," Musk tweeted. Saying that he'll... More »

Lawmaker's Response to Musk Is Brief and to the Point

Some point out that it's harder to dismiss the jobs Tesla provides

(Newser) - Elon Musk has threatened to move Tesla out of California, and one lawmaker seems ready to move on without him. Leaving little room for ongoing debate, Lorena Gonzalez tweeted late Saturday, "F*** Elon Musk." The CEO is unhappy with California's restrictions during the pandemic, which have shut... More »

Musk: 'Tesla Will Now Move'

Tesla's CEO says he's moving the company headquarters 'to Texas/Nevada immediately'

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory, the AP reports. On Twitter, Musk also threatened to sue over Alameda County Health Department... More »

Uh, Little Issue With Naming Your Kid 'X Æ A-12'

It might not be totally, what's it called, legal

(Newser) - Elon, about that baby name. "X Æ A-12" isn't just odd—it might be against the law. CBS News reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes may have violated California law with that zinger of a name. The California Department of Public Health Vital Records Handbook... More »

Musk, Grimes Seem to Disagree on How to Say Baby's Name

Symbols are hard

(Newser) - Elon Musk and Grimes have already explained what their baby boy's name means—but the pronunciation of it seems to still be a sticking point with the new parents. People reports that Musk appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast Thursday, and the Tesla/SpaceX CEO was all too happy to... More »

Wonder No More About Meaning of Baby Musk's Name

Tesla CEO's girlfriend Grimes explains what X Æ A-12 stands for

(Newser) - It's not clear where the happy family of three is going to live long term yet, but Elon Musk, girlfriend Grimes, and little X Æ A-12 Musk will soon be settling in at home together. And it looks like the curious won't have to wonder any longer what... More »

Name of Elon Musk's Baby: A Joke or a Code?

Twitter users doing their best to decipher 'X Æ A-12'

(Newser) - And you thought North West was a weird name. Elon Musk and Grimes, who welcomed a baby boy on Monday, may have topped all other celebrities in the unique name game. In response to a tweet asking for the boy's name, Musk responded , "X Æ A-12 Musk."... More »

Elon Musk, Grimes Welcome New Baby

Musk has 5 other children with his ex-wife

(Newser) - Elon Musk is a dad for the sixth time. The Tesla founder's girlfriend, experimental pop star Grimes, gave birth to the couple's first child together on Monday, as Musk offhandedly announced via Twitter . "Mom & baby all good," he posted, giving no further details, though he... More »

Elon Musk Really Is Selling His Homes

He's listed 2 of his Bel Air properties

(Newser) - Imagine no possessions—Elon Musk seems to be trying. The Tesla CEO may have been serious when he tweeted Friday that he is "selling almost all physical possessions" and "will own no house." Musk put two of his homes, both in Los Angeles' ritzy Bel Air neighborhood,... More »

Tesla Shares Fall as Musk Reassesses His Life

CEO says stock is too high, he'll sell his houses, and he's due to become a father again Monday

(Newser) - Tesla shares dropped more than 9% Friday morning after CEO Elon Musk posted a series of tweets saying that he plans to sell nearly all his possessions, including his houses, and that he thought the stock price is " too high ." Most of his other many tweets were about... More »

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